welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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st-andrews COME AND VISIT
We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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episcopal church THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE
St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more

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OUR NEXT TIME & TALENT AUCTION IS NEXT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15!   The Auction will take place on Saturday, October 15th at 4:00 pm, when we’ll gather for some wine, cheese and heavy h’ors doeuvres, and then bid on some amazing things—so please join us, bring along some friends,  and have some fun!  PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION LETTER AND SIGN UP SHEETS IN THE PARISH HALL AND SIGN UP TODAY!  (And whether or not you can be with us, please consider offering something special as a donation for us to auction off!)



HOT BREAKFAST SERVED!  Father Chip will be serving up some hot breakfast for Women (Second Saturdays) and Men (Third Saturdays) each month at 8:00 am in the Parish House for some Faith Sharing and Fellowship.  Our first Women’s Breakfast is Saturday, October 8, and the first Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, October 15.  Why not try to make as many as you can and see how God nourishes you?




SUNDAY SCHOOL IS NOW IN SESSION!   Yes, it’s that time of year again!  We’re delighted to have Sara Piazza back with us, with her sidekick Laura Noonan, to offer our precious children the chance to learn about a life lived with God.   CALL YOUR FRIENDS WITH CHILDREN TO ASK THEM TO JOIN US!  Sundays at 9:00 am in the Parish House, for students ages 4–10.




YOUTH GROUP HAS BEGUN!   (This is SO NOT your typical youth group!)  We’ve hired a great leader (Caitlin Kane, together with our new sexton, her hubby Harrison Kisiel), and have mapped out an awesome schedule for the coming year!  THE NET (for students in middle and high school) runs most Sundays right here at St Andrew’s Church, and is open to students from all churches.  SPREAD THE NEWS!  Flyers can be found in the church and Parish Hall.  Most Sundays 5:00—7:00, and numerous trips and special events.




OUR TALENTED ORGANIST, GRIFFIN MCMAHON, will begin offering piano lessons to young students beginning in the fall, and is now taking names.  If you know anyone who has children who might like to work with Griffin, please tell them!  Griffin can be reached at 413-262-4823.




THE 2016 CROP HUNGER WALK will take place Sunday afternoon, October 23rd.  On that day this fall, we will come together to renew and strengthen a twenty-five year legacy of raising funds to fight hunger globally and locally.  Please consider walking with a host of other faithful islanders that day, to raise funds for the Island Food Pantry, and ask others to sponsor you financially.  Sign up sheets are available through Father Chip.  ANYONE WISHING TO DONATE CAN MAKE A CHECK OUT TO “CROP” AND FATHER CHIP WILL GET IT TO OUR TWO WALKERS!




NIGHTS ARE GETTING NIPPY AGAIN so it’s a fine time to begin bringing in canned and boxed (unopened) food items for our Island Food Pantry ministry.  If you’d like to write a check to help out our hungry neighbors, feel free to use the envelopes in the pews, and place them in the offering plate.  A little love goes a long way!




OUR SECOND SEASON OF HOUSES OF GRACE island winter shelter program begins in January, but we need YOU to help us staff it!  We are seeking volunteers, and each needs to attend just ONE Orientation/Training Session in order to serve.  Volunteers can choose to serve an early shift (6:30 pm—9:00 pm) or a late shift (9:00 pm – 7:00 am).  THIS IS MEANINGFUL AND CARING WORK—and transforms the volunteers as well as our guests!  Our first Orientation Session is THIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.  Anyone considering becoming a volunteer, or anyone who would merely like to see how it all works, is welcome to join us!




For Information about HOUSES OF GRACE Click on the FAITH IN ACTION tab above HHomes Logo CROPPED





 “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 


                  Our Vestry


Wardens:      Carl Malmquist  & Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   Pam Monterosso

Members at Large:  

Claudia Metell, Caroline Evans,  Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott, Kevin McFarland and Carrie Caldwell